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Is vaping worse than smoking?

Vaping is much less harmful than smoking – which is a leading cause of death and disease, leading to eight million deaths around the world every year and causing 7 in 10 lung cancer cases in the UK. 

The Office for Health Improvement and Disparities – formerly Public Health England – maintains that vaping poses a ‘small fraction of the risks of smoking’. 

The latest data from leading public health charity Action on Smoking and Health UK found 4 in 10 smokers wrongly believe vaping to be as or more harmful when compared with smoking. This mistrust in vaping is often associated with inaccurate or ‘alarmist’ media stories.  

Sources: Action on Smoking and Health UK/Cancer Research UK/OHID